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16th August 2019

It doesn't happen that often, but at some point we'll all face a time when we need to choose and purchase new tyres for our car. At first, the thought of this undertaking can be a little daunting, because there can be a fair bit of nitty gritty to get your head around. As much as you might want to avoid it, it’s better to face the inevitable than ignore it. Avoiding changing your tyres,...

12th August 2019

Once you've swapped your summer tyres for winter tyres, it feels like before we know it, the summer months are upon us once more - and it's time to change your tyres again. So, to make life a bit easier, can you use winter tyres in summer? Find out the reasons why using winter tyres in summer is not recommended by manufacturers. Are winter tyres safe in summer? As winter tyres are designed speci...

7th August 2019

Trying to work out exactly how many cars are currently being driven on the world's roads is a problematic and inexact science. Calculations and research papers on the matter can only ever provide an estimate. The most recent studies suggest that at prsent there are around 1.2 billion. That's just under one car for every seven people on the planet, a staggering figure. Given the pressure...

24th July 2019

Is your air con not as effective as it once was? Or perhaps it's stopped working entirely? You may need an air conditioning recharge. Whether you decide to take your vehicle into your local Merityre garage to make use of our expert air con recharge services, or want to know more information on when to regas your air con, we have you covered. Find out everything about air con regas from our ultimat...

19th July 2019

A little over ten years ago, SUVs were a minor automotive sideshow. The sector accounted for roughly 12% of annual car sales. Initially, the majority of motorists weren't particularly interested in sports utility vehicles, but this was soon to change. Today, the SUV market is responsible for about a third of the overall global market. Almost 30 million of these vehicles were sold in 2018 –...

4th July 2019

What's in store for motorists as the future of driving evolves? With the incredible advancements in technology and the evolution of transport over the last one hundred years, car manufacturers and suppliers to the automotive industry have had to continually adapt to the many changes that have taken place, just to keep pace. Some companies have consistently shaped this change. In 1871, Co...